Year 6

Welcome to year 6.
We are so excited for the year ahead!
Please see the attached welcome letter for useful information.

We are a team – team year six!  Let’s do this!!!

Mrs Field and Mrs Parry.

 


Year 6 Preview Learning: week commencing 26 September 2022

English

This week in English, we will be continuing to look at stories which contain a ‘time slip’ or a ‘flashback.’ We will be continuing writing our own stories based on an extract with a flashback from the Pixar movie ‘Up.’ We will be finding clues which suggest the flashback elements and discussing how it evokes an emotional response from the watcher / reader. How can we get an emotional reaction from our reader? Focus on how the character is feeling / how they move in and out of the flashback. The use of dialogue could also feature here. This flashback text will be written in the first person – I – looking back on events through the central man’s eyes – putting themselves into his shoes.

The flashback for ‘Up’ is available on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bk_9T482g

Spelling

Our year 5 / 6 words to practise this week are: appreciate, attached, available, average.

In spelling lessons, we will be exploring rules for applying suffixes beginning with consonant letters. -ment, -ness, -ful , -less, -ly.

  • The suffixes -ness and -ment will generate a noun from an adjective or verb, such as: A happy child is full of happiness, or I enjoy singing as it gives me enjoyment.
  • The suffixes -ful and -less will turn a noun into an adjective: If you do not have a penny, you are penniless.
  • The suffix -ly will convert an adjective into an adverb: When people are kind, they behave kindly towards others.

How many words can you think of with the suffixes -ment, -ness, -ful, -less and –ly?

You may like to watch the video below which explains how suffixes are added to the root word:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-suffixes-part-2/zvjvrj6

 

The complete list of 3 /4 and 5 / 6 words to learn are on the links below:

SpellingWordList_Y3-4 

 

SpellingWordList_Y5-6

 

Grammar

In grammar, we will be revising direct speech and how to use full speech punctuation. Here are a few general rules for punctuating speech:

  • Start a new line for a new speaker.
  • Add a comma before the opening speech marks.
  • Open and close speech with speech marks (or inverted commas).
  • Begin what is spoken with a capital letter.
  • End the line of speech with a comma, exclamation mark or question mark.

 

There are further explanations of the rules, with videos to watch, on the link below:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-direct-and-indirect-speech

Please complete the ‘Direct speech punctuation A and B’ tasks on SPAG.com. Your logins will be in your reading diary.

Remember, Google is always very useful for grammar definitions and reminders, as is the following site: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/.

Reading and Comprehension

Please ensure you are reading with your parents regularly, with at least three comments with parent signatures in your reading diary.

The comprehension text for the week will be: ‘The Problem with Plastic.’ Please complete the fact retrieval questions on pages 16-17 of your non-fiction workbook, we will then discuss the possible answers in class next Monday.

Maths

In maths, we will be learning about square and cubed numbers. A square number is a number multiplied by itself. The square numbers up to 100 are 0, 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, and 100. A cube number is a number multiplied by itself 3 times. The cube numbers up to 100 are 1, 8, 27, and 64. Cube numbers can be depicted as three-dimensional cubes.

We will also be revising the formal written method of long multiplication, moving up to multiplying a four-digit number by a two-digit number. If you wish to consolidate this work at home, you could complete questions from the White Rose Maths Block 1 – Four Operations home learning booklet (B). The link is below:

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/web-pages/parent-resources/Y6-HL-Autumn-Block-2-Four-operations-B-2020.pdf

There are also a video for you to watch at home with your parents on multiplication from the link to White Rose, Maths with Michael, Episode 3 – Multiplication below:

https://whiterosemaths.com/maths-with-michael

If you need further reminders about written multiplication strategies, you could also watch the videos, try the quiz and complete the activities on BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4chnrd

Many thanks for your continued support, Mrs Field and Mrs Parry.

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What have we been up to ?

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